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<> at Hollywood Palladium on October 17, 2012 in Hollywood, California.
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According To Lupe Fiasco, His 'Food & Liquor' Album Isn't A Classic

"I don't think it's a classic."

On September 19, 2016, the world-at-large took to social media with an outpour of gratitude towards Lupe Fiasco.

The day marked the 10th anniversary of his stellar debut album Food & Liquor. It was a project that was surely ahead of its time in 2006, introducing the hip hop community to skateboarding ("Kick Push"), tackling the misconceptions of Islam in America head on ("American Terrorist"), and opposing fake, label-driven music ("Real").

However, the rapper himself doesn't hold the record to the same pedestal as many. "I don't think it's a classic to be honest," he said in an hour-long podcast uploaded to his Soundcloud entitled "Ten Yurrs Layda." While Fiasco doesn't go into extreme detail on why he feels that way, he does explain that the album wasn't an isolated moment for him, revealing that Lasers, his third album, sold more units. "This album set the tone for me being an underdog," he continued. Nevertheless, he did show genuine appreciation to those like Meek Mill, who have cited the album as a soundscape that set the tone for their rhyming aspirations.

In the podcast, Fiasco also discusses everything from Jay Z's role as executive producer, the album's artwork, and the inception of some of the songs like the Grammy Award-winning "Daydreamin'." While he admits there's a lot he doesn't remember, many of the gem-like details he touched will make a true Lupe Fiasco beam with pure excitement and take them back to the day they gave Food & Liquor an inaugural spin.

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Not Sicko Mode: Nick Cannon Says Travis Scott Isn't For The Culture

Nick Cannon takes great issue with Travis Scott performing at the Super Bowl but says for Big Boi, it's okay.

During a sitdown with TMZ's Raquel Harper, the host of Masked Singer said "I'm Kaepernick all day," but said Scott doesn't have enough "cultural equity" to perform during Super Bowl LIII halftime show.

"To me, I call it cultural equity. So we're not mad at Big Boi for performing at the Super Bowl. He's for the people," 38-year-old Cannon explained. "[For Scott] he has to walk gingerly."

Harper followed up and questioned Cannon, to which he further explained having a child with Kylie Jenner also reduced his "cultural equity."

"It's more about truly having integrity in your music and in your art form. The people you choose to interact with. The people you choose to procreate with. That decision wasn't for the culture. But we not mad at you," Cannon said.

Harper reminded Cannon he's dated a few white women in his past, to which Cannon then looked into the camera and shouted: "I love white women."

The New England Patriots will face off against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Feb. 3 for Super Bowl LIII. Maroon 5 along with Travis Scott and Big Boi are set to take the stage at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Out of respect for Colin Kaepernick, several artists declined to perform including Rihanna, Cardi B and JAY-Z who reportedly tried to talk Scott out of it.

After Scott agreed to perform, reports revealed he spoke with Kaepernick about the decision. Kaepernick's longtime girlfriend Nessa Diab took to social media to blast Scott and say it was a lie.

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Tupac's Drawing Depicting Sex With Then-Girlfriend Sells At Auction For $21,000

A wealthy man in his 60s is now the proud owner of a drawing of Tupac Shakur having sex with his then-girlfriend, which was drawn by the late-rapper while he was incarcerated in 1995.

According to TMZ, the erotic artwork sold for a grand total of $21,155.75 during the Steiner Auction. Per the report, 10 people bid on the art, which was drawn by Pac for his girlfriend Desiree Smith while serving time at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y..

The artwork also includes a hand-decorated envelope and a love letter written by the "Hail Mary" MC to his lady love. Steiner commented on the news of the NSFW artwork's auctioning via social media, with a tweet featuring three big-eyed shocked emojis. The Steiner Auction carries all sorts of memorabilia, with sports memorabilia being a huge draw for their site.

In April 2018, it was reported that the breakup letter form Tupac to former flame Madonna would be up for auction via the GottaHaveRockAndRoll auction house, in addition to other items from Tupac's personal life such as satin underwear and intimate photographs.

This sold for over $21K 😳😳😳 https://t.co/xhBvE9j5ha

— Steiner Auctions (@SteinerAuctions) January 21, 2019

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2 Chainz Highlights His Riches And Accomplishments On “Stay Woke Freestyle”

Rightfully so, it’s no secret that 2 Chainz’s levels of bragging can reach astronomical heights. But when he lays it on wax for listeners, it’s more of a motivational tool to get your own piece of the pie than another artist displaying their wealth.

On Monday (Jan. 21), the “Spend It” rapper released “Stay Woke Freestyle” to fanfare. The nearly three-minute song places the Atlanta native in a space of reflection while letting fans know that his season of rap domination is upon us.

He kicks it off: “I got a bag, I’m working/ Her bag, is Birkin/ My past, ain’t perfect/ I brag, on purpose.” Produced by Buddha Bless, the single begins with an interpolation of Ghost Town DJs’ “My Boo” hit and "Swag Surfin" by Fast Life Yungstaz. The flow is also reminiscent of what fans can expect from 2 Chainz, a topic that was recently brought into contention when Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” song and video supposedly took its cue from not only him, but also Soulja Boy.

In early 2018, 2 Chainz announced the forthcoming release of his next studio album, Rap Or Go To The League. Within the announcement, the Pretty Girls Like Trap Music artist said the project will speak to the racial climate of America today.

“With the height of racial tensions in America, felt I should do my part in explaining some of the brain washing formulas used in my community, this next album not only touches on those who did succeed thru entertainment but those who didn’t,” he said.

With the height of racial tensions in America, felt I should do my part in explaining some of the brain washing formulas used in my community , this next album not only touches on those who did succeed thru entertainment but those who didn't ! Welcome to Rap or Go TO THE LEAGUE ! pic.twitter.com/F1BRPL3mRR

— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) February 17, 2018

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